Writing a Memo with Charity Fowler: The 10 Take-Aways

UVA Career Center – November 13th, 2016

Couldn’t make it to the Government Careers Conference on October 7th? Check out these 10 takeaways from the Memo Writing workshop with Batten School Writing Instructor and former Deputy Legislative Counsel to the Nevada State Legislature Charity Fowler.

  1. Federal memos share some characteristics, but the exact format and presentation does also depend on the agency you’re writing for. Know what your company or agency expects in a memo to write the best memo.

Alumni Spotlight – William Chichester, III

Phillip Menard – October 31st, 2016

William Chichester, III (College ’05)

Major: Foreign Affairs (Concentration: Middle East North Africa/Arabic Language)

As a native of Fauquier County, Virginia, the University of Virginia was a natural choice for William. “UVA was the top ranked school in the state, and I had quite a few mentors in high school who were UVA alums.” As a first generation college student who grew up on a farm in a predominately white and black neighborhood, UVA provided him with the opportunity to interact with a lot of different types of people.

How You (Yes, You!) Can Benefit from Attending a Career Fair

UVA Career Center – October 24th, 2016

Still on the fence about attending the Fall Job and Internship Fair (FJIF) on October 26th and 27th? FJIF can greatly benefit you and your career development: it’s a way to discover job and internship opportunities, hone your networking skills, and build professional relationships. Let’s take a look at some ways to make the most of a career fair, whatever your career interests may be.

Search for Unexpected Opportunities

Out For Undergrad - Technology!

UVA Career Center – October 19th, 2016

At the end of September, I had the opportunity of a lifetime. I was able to attend the Out 4 Undergrad Technology Conference. Out 4 Undergrad is a large scale conference that offers 4 different branches: Technology, Engineering, Marketing, and Business. It exists for LGBTQ undergraduate students to embrace their identity and feel empowered in their industry. 

Join the Virginia College Advising Corps

Julia Thompson – October 18th, 2016

The Virginia College Advising Corps seeks service-minded, motivated fourth years to serve as College Advisers in partner high schools. The Corps places recent graduates in Virginia high schools to encourage and assist high school students with college applications, financial aid, scholarship searches, and making the transition to post-secondary education. 

Advisers receive a stipend in addition to gaining eligibility for an education award to use towards loan repayment or future education. 

Public Service and Government Industries at the Fall Job and Internship Fair!

Bhakti Raval – October 14th, 2016

Interested in working in the nonprofit or government sector? Many Public Service and Government organizations are coming to the Fall Job and Internship Fair next week and want to hire UVA students like you! Take a moment to preview these organizations and visit them in person next week at the job and internship fair, October 26th and 27th from 10 am-3pm on the 3rd floor of Newcomb.

Government Related Opportunites: 

American Enterprise Institute:

Diversity Virtual Career Fair - October 19, 2016

Phillip Menard – October 14th, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, CareerEco will be hosting a Diversity Virtual Career Fair from 9:00am-6:00pm. The Virtual Career Fair will feature 40+ employers, across a variety of sectors, who are interested in hiring individuals with diverse backgrounds for internships and full-time positions.

Here is the full list of employers that will be at the Career Fair:

Career Fair 101

UVA Career Center – October 10th, 2016

One of the best resources you have in college is ready access to Career Fairs! Not sure what a Career Fair is or what it can do for you (whether you’re a First Year or a Fourth Year)? To find out more, keep calm and read on.